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A Motown ChristmasSignature Theatre
Dec. 3 – 21 The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.
Emmy BlotnickAMP by Strathmore
Fri. Nov 22 Emmy Blotnick is a rising star in the comedy world.
Atlanta Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 A visually inventive staging set against a fantastical starry night, dominated by oversized storybooks, clocks, and constellations.
Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
Washington Performing Arts: Amjad Ali KhanSixth & I
Sat. Nov 16 Amjad Ali Kahn brings his expressive sound to Sixth & I for a family gathering with his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jun. 1, 2020 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Washington Performing Arts: Damien SneedSixth & I
Sat. Dec 7 Pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and educator Damien Sneed does it all.
Gloria! A Baroque Italian ChristmasSaint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 13 – 18 Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.
The Hip Hop NutcrackerStrathmore
Dec. 17 – 19 Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventure…in modern day New York City.
NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 Experience the film in HD on a giant screen with composer Nicholas Hooper’s score played live by the NSO.
NSO Pops: Game ON!The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020 Mesmerizing celebration of symphonic video game music in its world premiere.
Béla Fleck & The FlecktonesStrathmore
Mon. Dec 2 Fleck has reunited the original lineup for a very special tour.
The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight ChristmasThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 15 – 22
WNO: OtelloThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Nov 16
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020
NSO: Handel's MessiahThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 19 – 22
Washington Performing Arts: Midori & ThibaudetStrathmore
Sat. Jan 25, 2020
National Philharmonic: Handel's MessiahStrathmore
Dec. 21 – 22
WNO: The Magic FluteThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 15 – 23
NPO: Voices of Light, Silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc to Richard Einhorn's ScoreStrathmore
Sat. Nov 23
1,000 years of Sound and MovementThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Nov 19